Give the Gift of Amazon Prime

If you know someone who loves to buy books or streaming video online, here’s a great gift: Amazon Prime

Recently, introduced a new service called Amazon Prime — and though it can be difficult to give for technical reasons, it still makes a great present for someone fond of online purchases!

The deal’s simple: pay Amazon $79 a year, and your giftee gets access to a huge number of free services, from ebooks to video to free shipping. Intrigued? Let’s take a closer look.

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Autographs Make Great Gifts

Do you know someone who’s gaga over a particular celebrity? Wouldn’t they enjoy one of that person’s autographs?

Have you ever considered giving people autographs as gifts? Not your own autograph, of course — unless you’re a hotshot celebrity, or it’s on a check (or both). Nope, here’s what I mean…

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Unforgettable Koa Wood Gifts

Koa wood is one of the most beautiful natural materials on Earth, and while it’s very expensive, it makes wonderful gifts

Here’s an ironic fact to consider: the koa is the second most common tree in Hawaii, yet koa wood is among the most expensive woods on Earth. Partly that’s because it’s found nowhere else in the world; partly it’s due to koa’s beautiful reddish to chocolate-brown grain.

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WoW Indeed: World of Warcraft Gift Possibilities

Talk about your Wow gift ideas! Why not get an inveterate online gamer a World of Warcraft gift?

If you’ve ever typed the word “wow” into an Internet search engine (and believe me, I’ve done it a lot!), then you’ve probably hit on a number of sites that sell every kind of World of Warcraft gift imaginable. WoW, of course, is the acronym for World of Warcraft, and most search engines aren’t case sensitive.

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Creating a Meaningful Free Christmas Present

When you’re short on cash, a free Christmas present can still make the holidays special!

When you give a free Christmas present, it doesn’t mean you don’t care enough to spend — regardless of what commercials might tell you. On the contrary, it means you care enough to give a gift with meaning. Expensive Christmas gifts are impersonal; when you give a free Christmas present, it usually comes with a lot more thought and meaning than department store counterparts.

Of course, when you’re looking for free gifts, it’s often a combination of wanting to give something with meaning and being in a tough financial situation. That’s all fine, too: you can still give very special gifts without spending a lot of money.

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The Gift of Cookies: How Sweet It Is

If you’re culinarily gifted, here’s an idea: start your own little cookie of the month club for your friends and family.

If you’re looking for a gift that won’t break the bank but that you can be sure the recipient will appreciate, I’ve got one word for you: cookies. In our overcomplicated world, there’s just something homey and comforting about a simple cookie — all the more so when it’s homemade.

All it takes to make someone smile are moderate skills in the kitchen and a few simple ingredients, including the best two of all: your time, and your love.

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Dedicate a Tree to Someone Today

Rather than give Aunt Edna yet another bottle of perfume, why not dedicate a tree in her name?

If you’ve ever had the urge to give someone a plant, why not take that idea a bit farther and dedicate a tree to them?

It’s not all that unusual an idea, really: you see dedicated trees in parks, zoos, and on university campuses. But even so, it’s not something most people have experienced personally. Well, it’s easy to rectify that.

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DNA Art: A Truly Unique Gift

What do you give to someone who has everything? How about DNA art?

When it comes to giving someone a completely unique gift, it’s hard to do better than personalized DNA art. That’s because, in a very real sense, you’re giving them a piece of, well… them. We’ve discussed personalized art in the past, but nothing gets more personalized than DNA artwork.

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Personalized Jigsaw Puzzles for Your Family and Friends

Know someone who loves jigsaw puzzles? They’ll love them even more when they’re personalized!

If you’ve got someone on your gift list who loves jigsaw puzzles, have I got an awesome gift idea for you: a personalized jigsaw puzzle, made from a favorite photograph. It can be any photo, whether of their dream Lamborghini, their pet Labradork, that prize marlin from last summer’s fishing trip, or their toddlers.

Imagine the kick they’ll get from piecing together something like that!

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The Five Senses Gift Concept

At a loss for a unique gift item? Free your imagination, and invent something that plays on all five senses

Many moons ago, a schoolteacher had my classmates and me put together an interesting monstrosity we called Mr. Five Senses. This Picasso-esque fellow was made of construction paper and had a blocky head, a huge flapping tongue, protruding ears, big eyes, a bulging nose and big, mitten-like hands.

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